Author: Caroline

Designer hotel – the Poli House

As we have left Christmas behind us and are looking forward to the year ahead I thought it would be appropriate with a vitamin injection in the form of the color bomb known as the Poli House. I first stumbled across the Poli House on a afternoon walk with my brother. He was visiting us here in Tel Aviv and I had shown him the obligatory Carmel Market when I suddenly saw the Poli House neon Hello sign. I was intrigued and wanted to see more. Read More

All wrapped up in Terrazzo

I love myself some minimalist Christmas wrapping in monochrome colors. But this year I’d like to break things up with a big chunk of color! If you’ve seen Normann Copenhagen‘s Terrazzo wrapping paper then you know what I mean. It is such a fresh and edgy take on gift wrapping that I’ve gone totally bonkers for. As you can see on the images they have a whole range of stationary with the same theme called Daily fiction, but as it’s Christmas time I’m going all in for the wrapping paper and some glitter stickers. Read More

Barely there

To be able to convey a shape or a form with only a few lines on a paper is amazing. To be able to do it with furniture adding in the element of function is a true art. The barely there style, as I call it, has been in the spotlight for some time and companies like &Tradition with their Palette collection and Gubi with their Ganfratesi tables has really put the style in the eyes of the public. The Belgian design duo Muller Van Severen has made a whole collection with barely there furniture. Perhaps not surprisingly, they are both artist choosing to create furniture hanging in the balance between art and design. As they say “it’s obviously ‘furniture’ but the emphasis is not completely concentrated on function and suggests different ways of living and use of space… an uncanny twist on universal forms.” Read More

The Devil’s in the details

Never more so than in Scandinavian design are the details so important. I would even go as far as to say that they carry the whole. With the minimal color choice of black, white and different shades of grey and the clean cut lines there is little room for error. One shelf hanging off center will ruin the whole look. But when done right, the lines, curves and simplistic color scheme comes together to create a harmonious atmosphere. And a simple bottle of soap can become a beautiful decoration. So to break off from the multitudes of Christmas decorations this time of year I thought I’d give you some Scandinavian monochrome inspiration. Read More

Santa, baby!

Cue Marylin! “Santa baby, an auto space convertible too, light blue…” But in my case it would be black, jet black! As you might have noticed from looking at the style and art direction on Dalili design, I love black. It is such an amazing color and it makes you feel powerful! In a good way.* So you might call this my black list, 1. because the obvious blackness of it and 2. because these items will be censured off my real Christmas wishlist, I kind of want to buy them for my self.**

Can you tell I got a thing for Acne?! Ever since I discovered they make shoes in my size (35, let me tell you it’s hard to find in Sweden, no less by a Swedish design brand) I’ve been absolutely smitten. & Other Stories isn’t far behind, when they first opened stores in Stockholm I wasn’t too keen, but this year they are hitting it out of the ballpark! I almost always find something there, which is a shame since my wardrobe space is a little limited…*** That’s my black inspiration board for yah. For more of my style inspiration make sure to follow my Style board on Pinterest.

“I’ll wait up for you, dear
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight”

Acne Velocite Shearling | Acne Jens boots | Over the knee boots | Knitted oversized dress | Faux fur dress | Givenchy Antigona bag

*Not in the evil master villain kind of way… or maybe just a little bit like cat woman


***to one suitcase

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Red velvet

I was in the mood for some Christmas inspiration spending some time over at Pinterest, when I stumbled across this gem, the Hotel Particulier Montmartre. This, their conservatory in Art-Deco style is just the right amount of classy and stylish yet warm and welcoming. Just what I was looking for! Red velvet can be quite hard to fit into a regular home, but if you want that extra oomph it’s totally worth the effort. Pair it with some black, metal details and loads of plants to make the atmosphere even more luxurious. And why not some dark walls while you are at it? So much drama, I love it! Read More

Stockholm shopping

Stockholm has some interior design shopping gems that are great for being inspired. I love popping in and out of these stores when strolling around town. They are also great for picking up some thoughtful and some times unusual gifts for the holiday season. Here are some of my favorite spots for inspiration and shopping in Stockholm, in alphabetical order, because that’s the way I like it. Read More

DIY – Christmas tree advent calendar

We have recently decided to stay in Tel Aviv over Christmas. And since we don’t have any Christmas decorations with us and won’t have a Christmas tree we had to get crafty to get in that Christmas spirit. This advent calendar tree is made from black washi tape and some black paper. It’s super easy to make and your advent calendar will be filled with the gift of your words. I decided to fill each little card with a love note. But you can write a short story on them, fun for kids who are learning how to read. Or, if you do want to give something small each day, let there be a clue on the back of each card to lead the reader to the hiding place, a new one for each day. The possibilities are endless and it’s a great craft idea to do with the kids this 1st of advent and it looks real good too, if you ask me 😉 Read More

Let the countdown begin

The tradition of lighting candles in the time of waiting* and dark winter evenings is probably my favorite of all time. Even though technology has come a very long way with amazing lamps and lighting solutions, lighting advent candles is something I will never stop doing. Last year I found a beautiful Advent candelabra in brass at the local second hand shop in my mothers hometown in rural Norway. It looks a little bit like Lucia’s crown, only smaller, with a thick brass band and four minimalist holders for each candle evenly spread out around the circle. I payed almost nothing for it but I treasure it deeply! Having that kind of luck is not something you can count on, so here are some of my favorite Advent candle holders around the market this year. Read More